A mobile telephone system available in Japan from NTT’s DoCoMo subsidiary. Phones using iMode have the ability to transmit and read e-mails, transmit short text messages using SMS ( Short Message Service), and to use services that rely on graphics, most often video game playing.
Wireless portal in Japan
A packet-based means of wireless data transfer used widely in Japan and offered by Japanese mobile phone company NTT DoCoMo. iMode uses CWML (Compact Wireless...
iMode is a brand and a service of wireless Internet connection at the touch of a button on a cell phone. NTT DoCoMostarted this service in February 1999 in Japan and obtained over six million subscribers 14 month later.
Wireless Internet service from NTT DoCoMo, based on Compact HTML.
Japanese network NTT DoCoMo has had a great deal of success with iMode, with the main advantage over WAP being that it is packet-switched network. Thus, it actually runs at the same speed of connection as WAP, but because the network is packet switched, it works considerably faster- and in colour.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo developed iMode, which delivers Web connections on a cell phone. The service is very popular in Japan, but has only limited availability in the U.S.